Painted Chestnut Cooper

$ 200.00

Full color Dharma Wheel artist's print

Available framed or unframed


For some reason, when I look at this wheel, the first thing I consider is the wood joinery required to build and sculpt it. When I began this wheel, I just started drawing -- improvising and responding to the shape or color I had just created seconds before. When finished, I stood back and I could see this wheel crafted from wood, with extensive colorful geometric inlays that somehow convey a red floral pattern, hanging on a nearby wall. The large spokes extending beyond the outside circle are large, thick, solid and and would be sanded to a smooth and elegant finish.

Imagine the dovetail, dado and finger joints needed to build the warmth that will occupy this wheel. Consider the individual pieces, like a puzzle, sitting separately on the floor of a wide open, well lit studio, waiting to be glued and drilled and pegged. Blocks of chestnut the size of carpenter's tool box sit side-by-side with inlays cut and shaped to resemble the stem of a rose or a wisp of smoke from an extinguished candle.  

Actually building this wheel requires a level of craftsmanship that I don't possess. It will require a master to coax it forth from pieces of raw wood and then massage the pieces into a strong and delicate presence. 

One step at a time. Never eight steps all at once -- until they all become a seamless whole. 

Materials: Full color laser print on 32 lb. white bond 

Dimensions of artwork: Approximately 10" x 10" on 20" x 20" board, framed 20" x 20"

Edition: First – 500 impressions. Each print is signed and numbered.

Ready to hang: Yes, if purchased in the frame



Silk Dharma is a one man enterprise. As such, every order is filled by me personally and will be sent as quickly as possible. In many cases, especially with the full color prints, your order will be created on demand because I do not maintain inventory. Original artworks are created beforehand and will be sent quickly.
If you need your order sent to you by a specific date, please let me know and I will do everything possible to accommodate your need. If the order queue becomes substantial, I will let you know. My goal is to have your order delivered - in your hands - within seven business days. I hope you will find this satisfactory.


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